Celebration of Life
BIDMC's 16th annual Celebration of Life event, brings together cancer survivors and their extended network of family, friends and caregivers.
This free, one-of-a-kind event recognizes the courage and resiliency of cancer survivors and the important people in their lives. It will take place Sunday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue.
For many, the day has become an annual marker - much like birthdays and anniversaries - in which they return year after year to unite in a symbolic event to show the world that life after cancer can be a reality. The BIDMC event is part of National Cancer Survivors Day - an annual, worldwide Celebration of Life held in hundreds of communities throughout the United States, Canada, and other participating countries.
This year's event features more than two dozen workshops led by BIDMC medical experts, a special three-hour workshop facilitated by life coach Tracy Fitzpatrick, a survivor's panel discussion led by WCVB-TV reporter and breast cancer survivor, Kelley Tuthill, lively music, art, and many opportunities for participants to share their personal stories.
There is no charge to attend Celebration of Life, but advance registration is required. Please call (617) 632-8037 to register. You can also register or learn more about the day's schedule of events, including a silent auction by visiting the website.